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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

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Honolulu, United States
Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
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Snorkel with green sea turtles in Oahu's Turtle Canyon on this 2- to 3-hour tour departing from Waikiki. Board a power catamaran and sail along the shore of Oahu towards the island's best place to spot the resident turtles. Turtle sightings are guaranteed; if a turtle is not sighted, you will be given a free second cruise. After snorkeling, enjoy lunch (if option selected ) and two provided drinks while you keep your eyes peeled for passing marine life like dolphins and migrating whales.
  • Sea turtle snorkeling tour from Waikiki
  • Sail along the Oahu coast by luxury catamaran
  • Snorkel with green sea turtles at Turtle Canyon
  • Admire the Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head from the water
  • Choose a 2-hour morning tour or a 3-hour midday tour
  • Includes snacks, beverages and two alcoholic drinks
  • Midday tour includes lunch on board

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Even beginner snorkelers can enjoy this tour Guides help with gear so you can focus on spotting marine life.
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2 alcoholic drinks
Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
Deli lunch (midday tour only)
Professional guide
use of snorkel gear
All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges

Departure Point

Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Once aboard the 'Honi Olani', find a spot on the deck and make yourself comfortable for the 15-minute ride to Turtle Canyon. Listen to music on the surround-sound speaker system and enjoy the scenery as Diamond Head comes in to view. Cash in your two included drink tickets for a selection of cocktails, white wine, sparkling wine or beer. Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are also available. 

Enjoy the sun and the island breeze while you scan the horizon for marine life like spinner dolphins and migrating whales, which pass through the area between December and April. 

The captain will moor the boat at Turtle Canyon, where you will get a safety briefing. Slip in to the water by climbing down a safe stairway off the boat and spend about an hour to 90 minutes among the turtles with your snorkel guide. 

Back on board after your snorkeling adventure, feel free to take a freshwater shower or change in to dry clothing. Enter the the covered cabin for a deli sandwich buffet (midday tour only), or hang out on the deck to relax and snap photos of Waikiki and the Ko'olau Mountains as you sail back to shore.
Pass By:  
Kewalo Basin
departs from Kewalo Harbor
Pass By:  
Hawaii Nautical
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Waikiki Beach
Enjoy the view of the Waikiki coastline from the ocean.
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Diamond Head State Monument
Enjoy the view of the iconic Diamond Head.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This is a barefoot cruise; your shoes will be kept at the pier while you're on the boat
  • Green sea turtles are almost always spotted, but if you don't see any on your tour, you book another tour with the local operator at no charge (re-rides only; no refunds)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As of April 2020 - Transportation has been temporarily paused. Meet at harbor only.
  • Bring your own snorkel and mask or buy a new one on board
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Nautical

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise.

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I like your tone!
, Sep 2021
We chose the early morning cruise and it was a perfect time before the canyon got crowded. The crew consists of a wonderful group of young men that were friendly, attentive and fun to be with. Being up close to see the turtles was amazing! The feeling you get in that water is therapeutic. I would recommend that you know how to swim as the current can be a little strong. It is in deep water so you will get your moneys worth if you can swim. I would definitely bring any of my visiting friends and family to this one again! Mahalo guys and stay safe! A Hui Ho! (Until we meet again)!
I will start by saying...
, Sep 2021
I will start by saying the crew was awesome! The experience however wasn't the best. We had roughly 25ish people on board and when we arrived at the snorkel location, we were required to stay in an area the size of a swimming pool. That kind of sucked but we just went with it, until 3 other tours showed up and now we have 75 people in that same space all trying to look at 3 turtles. It was like being at an aquarium looking at fish while everyone around you elbowed and kicked you in the face. Not the best experience.
Just book this every day you’re here
, Sep 2021
The best think to do in Hawaii hands down! Rate the crew a 9 out of 10 boat a 10 out of 10 the experience shattered my expectations
This was the best...
, Sep 2021
This was the best experience of our lives. Thank you so much for making this the best experience for my family your crew made it fun and made my kids feel so secure about the adventure of snorkeling. Again thank you. The captain and the crew were the best.
Beautiful fun & safe.
, Sep 2021
We saw so many turtle and got to see a sea urchin also. It was just beutiful. The crew was very nice,fun, and safety aware.
Great crew, terrible trip.
, Sep 2021
The crew was wonderful. They were so friendly and nice, however, this particular snorkel spot is a small area and incredibly overcrowded with people. Got kicked in the face with several flippers and anytime a turtle appeared, people just mobbed over the top of each other to get closer, despite being instructions to give the turtles space. Also, when I booked the excursion, and the week before when I received our instructions, I was asked if there were any food allergies and dietary restrictions since they provide lunch. I can't have dairy or gluten, which I informed them both times, and then they still didn't have anything I could eat. All the lunches were the same. That was upsetting since they went through the trouble of asking. I expected to be able to eat.
Fun, beautiful, exciting, funny.
, Sep 2021
Amazing, would definitely do it again the whole crew we had was super cool. Made me and my boyfriend feel safe, especially it being his first time. He was scared but he did it. And said he’d definitely do it again as well!
A+ Turtle Tour
, Sep 2021
We were able to see 5 turtles including a baby turtle and dolphins on out trip. The staff was very helpful and friendly! I would recommend you hydrate the day before. We took the 11:00 tour and I felt like I was rocking until 9pm. If I would have hydrated better the day before I don’t believe it would have been much of an issue.
Best snorkel yet
, Sep 2021
Excellent trip! Everyone on board was super nice and helpful. Always asking if they could get you a drink or if you needed anything. Felt extremely safe and saw lots of fish and turtles!
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2021
This is amazing. Love everything. Thank you for doing my trip unforgetable. All the guys from the tour super friendly.

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